Many Irish names are English translations of Gaelic names. The name Skholey was a translation of the Gaelic name O Scolaidhe, which means student.
Early Origins of the Skholey family
The surname Skholey was first found in county Westmeath
(Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Skholey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skholey research.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Skholey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Skholey Spelling Variations
Throughout the early history of this name, spellings of the surname in various records changed frequently largely due to the recorder's interpretation of how the name sounded at the time of the entry. Spelling variations
revealed in the search for the origin of the Skholey family name include Scully, Scally, O'Scully and others.
Early Notables of the Skholey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Skholey family to the New World and Oceana
experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the late 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape such hunger and disease. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families
. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Skholey: Peter, John, Martin and William Sculley all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870; Ben, Edward, John, Joseph, Martin, Mathew, Michael, Owen, Patrick, Peter, Thomas, and William Scully all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1870..